Report: Farmers doing too little to stop Lake Erie algae

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Cutting phosphorus runoff into Lake Erie enough to prevent harmful algae outbreaks would require sweeping changes on the region's farms that may include converting thousands of acres of cropland into grassland, scientists said in a report Tuesday.

  • Written by JOHN FLESHER, AP Environmental Writer

CDC: Ohio must address risk factors causing fentanyl deaths

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio must target anti-overdose interventions in eight counties that account for two of every three overdose deaths from the painkiller fentanyl, government scientists said Tuesday.

  • Written by ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press

Cannabis, hemp proposal petition wording misses mark

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Attorney General Mike DeWine has rejected the summary for a statewide ballot issue seeking to legalize both medical marijuana and industrial hemp in Ohio.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Spill of dye in Fort Wayne turns Maumee River blue

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Indiana environmental officials say the Maumee River will have a blue tint for a few days after a spill of 200 gallons of dye in Fort Wayne.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS